Best reads on cyber and information security

By Patricia Lang-Schönberger, RBI |

Are you interested in the topic of cyber security? We are. Very much so. “When it comes to information security, the financial sector can be considered as one of the most mature industries in the market. Security concepts have always been part of banks in the form of organizational and technical security measures, which structure the continuous effort to protect customer data and the bank’s assets”, says Peter Gerdenitsch, RBI’s Head of Group Information and Cyber Security in his expert comment on Discover CEE.

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For the rest of summer – and maybe even leading into autumn since the list is quite long 😊 – we want to provide you with a list of book recommendations that we’ve researched on the net. One tip to start with: there is a certain canon of books that are among the books that many cybersecurity professionals read. It was established by Rick Howard, CSO of Palo Alto Networks, who created a blog – he called it the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for Cybersecurity Books”. Among the many books, there are definitely these two must-reads: “The CERT Guide to Insider Threats” or “Neuromancer”.

Neuromancer by William Gibson
The CERT Guide to Insider Threats by Dawn M. Cappelli, Andrew P. Moore, Randall F. Trzeciak
Cult of the Dead Cowby Joseph Menn
Zero Trust Networks: Building Secure Systems in Untrusted Networks by Evan Gilman, Doug Barth
Securing DevOps: Security in the Cloudby Julien Vehent
Digital Resilienceby Ray Rothrock
Click Here to Kill Everybody by Bruce Schneier
Future Crimes by Marc Goodman
Ghost in the wires by Kevin Mitnick
The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know by P.W. Singer & Allan Friedman
Enterprise Cybersecurity by Scott Donaldson
Threat Modeling: Designing for Security by Adam Shostack
Secure by Design by Dan Bergh Johnsson, Daniel Deogun, Daniel Sawano
Blackout by Marc Elsberg
Zero by Marc Elsberg
Everyday Cryptography 2nd Edition by Keith Martin
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy
Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy
Practical Malware Analysis by Michael Sikorksi and Andrew Honig
Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage by Gordon Corera
Spies, Inc.: Business Innovation from Israel’s Masters of Espionage by Stacy Perman
A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography (free pdf) by Dan Boneh and Victor Shoup
Static Program Analysis (free pdf) by Anders Moller and Michael I. Schwartzbach

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